Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Started a new painting last night. I'm bouncing back and forth from calling it Linear Thinking or Convergence. Convergence was the title of the sketch, but Linear Thinking is a bit tongue and cheek critique of society and how ill fitted I am within it due to my way of approaching life. In many ways it's a failed photograph, but somehow it's really a happy accident because the crosswalk and the distressed street are so interesting. As a canvas the composition feels very abstract and lends itself well to a very sculptural paint application. Again this is based on another photo from San Francisco. China town to be exact. I really was able to get the kind of photographs I've been hungry for. I think a lot of it is now that I've been putting myself out there to take street photos and having come back home countless times wishing I'd done this or that. I now can go out there and actually get the photos I need. It's not a natural skill it's one that has to be learned. Street photography really is a matter of really learning how to capture split moments.
I have plenty left to learn, but I still managed to get a huge cash of photos for painting fodder. Time to start planning the next photo tour.